First of all a short historical overview: The first youth event leading up to the YEMP was a “Youth Forum” in Caen (FR) 2008. At this forum with workshops and lectures, one feedback from participants was that they lacked practical training opportunities in an international context. A first YEMP was then offered in the frame of the EUROPA CANTAT Festival 2009 in Utrecht (NL), developed with the help of the Youth Committee of the association. It was followed by YEMP 2 in Torino (IT) 2012, and YEMP 3 in Pécs (HU) 2015. The YEMP which was part of the STAMP project was offered in connection with the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Tallinn (EE) in 2018.